Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) Training

With Trauma Center Facilitator, Nicola Mosley, MSW, E-RYT 200, TCTSY-F


Fri June 16 - 6-9pm

Sat June 17 - 9am-5pm

Sun June 18 - 9am-3pm

*For yoga teachers, practitioners and professionals working with trauma survivors


Location: Centered Within Yoga - West Shala - 5-20306 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge, BC

This 20-hour (15-contact hrs, with 5-hrs of pre-course reading and homework) training comes from the source of robust research from the Trauma Center in Boston, and the principle practitioner refining this technique, David Emerson.  Emphasis is placed on the practice and process of trauma sensitive yoga, providing specific tools to support you serve anyone within a public yoga class or professional clinical setting who has experienced trauma.  This interactive and applied skill development opportunity invites participants to deepen their understanding of trauma theory, the resilience of the body and brain, and what principles inform creating a trauma-informed practice and space.  This training is designed for yoga teachers and practitioners, as well as mental health professionals or health care providers who are looking to expand their practice to include treatment of the body, as well as the mind.


Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is an evidence-based adjunct technique for clinical treatment supporting healing from complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Founded and developed by David Emerson, Director of Yoga Services, co-author of Healing Trauma through Yoga and author of Trauma Sensitive Yoga in Therapy: Bringing the body into treatment, TCTSY is leading the development of yoga as a tool for trauma recovery in the west.  Emerson has been collaborating and refining this technique with the Trauma Center, an international leader in trauma research and training, for over 10-yrs. TCTSY has foundations in Trauma Theory, Attachment Theory, Neuroscience, and Hatha Yoga practice with an emphasis on body-based yoga forms and breathing practices.


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Training Learning Objectives:


·       Yoga teachers - modify classes to integrate a trauma-informed lens, making them more accessible to specific needs of traumatized individuals

·       Professionals working with trauma survivors – refine confidence to incorporate yoga into a clinical setting with clients

·       Strategies for working with traumatized individuals who may be experiencing a triggered reaction

·       The latest in trauma theory, attachment theory, and relevant neuroscience

·       Up to date information on research done by the Trauma Center on TCTSY and other relevant research

Required pre-training reading.

David Emerson, Trauma Sensitive Yoga in Therapy: Bringing the body into treatment 

*NOTE: please pre-order the book as it can take a while to search out.




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Early Bird Special (paid before May 7th)  -  $370

After $400

*Note: Participants DO NOT need to be certified yoga teachers to attend the training.





Nicola Mosley, MSW, is a certified Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) Facilitator and Trainer. After getting her 200-hr yoga teacher certification at the Yandara Institute, Nicola pursued offering classes within many different settings. Teaching yoga combined with her profession, facilitating therapeutic wilderness expeditions for vulnerable populations and survivors of violence, Nicola started to recognize the profound role the body has within one’s path of healing. Following her passion for investigating the body's wisdom, she pursued a Masters of Social Work to explore yoga as a tool for social change. With her previous studies and background in International Development, her studies led to researching humanitarian agencies invested in trauma recovery and the use yoga as a collective practice tool. This research opened the door for Nicola to study with David Emerson, the founder of the technique ‘Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga’ (TCTSY), successfully completing her 300-hr TCTSY certification. She offers this powerful tool for healing within different roles as an Addictions Counselor and a Youth and Family Worker. Nicola is now an Adjunct Faculty of the Trauma Center, facilitating 20-hr trainings in throughout Canada.


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